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30 Day Book Challenge: Day 15

Day 15: First “chapter book” you can remember reading as a child

Sorry for the lateness, once again! In the middle of assignments, and my head is filled with vision statements and 21st century learning rather than books. But here we go! I’ll try to push through a few today! 🙂

Temmi and the Flying Bears – Stephen Elboz

This book was probably my first real introduction to the worlds of fantasy. Clearly, I loved it. I can remember finding this book, way back in Primary School, and buying it for a friend’s birthday present. Only thing was, I loved the look and sound of it so much that I made my mum buy two copies, just so that I could read it too. All these years later, I don’t really remember what the story was about, except that there were flying bears and lots of ice. But I do remember it as one of the first chapter books that I read all on my own, and that’s something! And what an introduction to fantasy!

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30 Day Book Challenge: Day 21

Day 21: Favourite picture book from childhood

I’m certain that I had many a picture book to flick through as a child, but the one I remember the most clearly, the one I remember as mine and not my sister’s or ours was this:

Sounds my Feet Make – Arlene Blanchard & Vanessa Julian-Ottie

The premise of this book is simple enough. A young girl explores the world through the different sounds her feet make. The sound of her gumboots crunching through leaves or jumping into puddles. The sound of walking across metal grilles or wooden floors. This was a lovely book for a child, and it never failed to make me want to run around and see what noises I could get my feet to make. Somewhere over the last 23 years I lost it, and I do kinda wish I could find again, just to flick through it one more time, and reminisce.

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Book Review: Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian

I’ve recently finished re-reading a book that has been sitting untouched on my shelves for over twelve years. The last time I read Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian (first published 1981), I was around ten years old and it had such an impact on me that I couldn’t sleep properly for over a week.

"Goodnight Mister Tom"

Aimed at younger readers, Goodnight Mister Tom focuses on the relationship between nine year old William “Willie” Beech and Tom Oakley, a sixty-something widower living in a small town in the English countryside. It is September 1939 and Willie, along with thousands of other children, has been evacuated from London to the countryside, fleeing from the threat of World War II.

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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore

Morris Lessmore

This is the sweetest, most beautiful thing the Internet has ever given me. Ever.

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Watch it!

Also, visit the website – here!

(And yes, Mother, I know, I’m obsessing. :P)

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